By Preeteesh Peetabh Singh
The Huskies men’s basketball team took on the Toronto Metro Police in an exhibition game on Sept. 28 at the Alex Barbier Gym at St James. The Huskies displayed some great skills and terrific coordination to register an emphatic win with a final score of 85-34.
The Metro Police were playing catch-up right from the start as the Huskies charged on, posting quarter leads of 20-6, 43-17 and 65-25.
Frank Gyamfi led the Huskies with a game high of 16 points. Metro Police team’s captain Oniel Watson scored 14 points.
The win against the Metro Police was followed by another victory against the George Brown College (GBC) Alumni basketball team. The game was played at the same venue on Oct. 29. The Huskies defeated the Alumni with a final score of 94-41.
Abdoul Kader scored 26 points for the Huskies with followed by Akai Nettey with 18. Top scorers for the Alumni were Mike Steele (2002- 2005) with 13 points and Roger Nurse (1996-1999) with 10.
While the basketball team fared well, the Huskies men’s soccer team are still looking for their first win of the varsity season. GBC took on Algonquin College, who currently lead the O C A A east division chart with 15 points, on Oct. 29 at Esther S h i n e r Stadium.
The Huskies certainly improved on the previous r e s u l t s with this m a t c h and fini s h e d with a 2-2 tie. The goal scorers for the Huskies w e r e Noel Ell e r t o n and Denys Zakaliak with one goal each.
The match against Algonquin was backed up by another tie, in the next match against La Cite. Played on Oct. 30 at Centennial Park, the match ended with a final score of 3-3.
GBC led with three goals to nil, but La Cite came back strongly and scored three unanswered goals in the last 15 minutes to tie the match. Noel Ellerton (2), and Denis Menchov were the goal scorers for the Huskies.
On Oct. 2, the Huskies suffered a 0-4 loss to St. Lawrence (K), dropping them into the basement of the OCCA standings and eliminating them from the playoffs.
The next day the Huskies were defeated 0-2 by the Seneca Sting.
The men’s soccer team will look to register a win in the upcoming match against Centennial scheduled on Oct. 10.
They currently rank last in the OCAA east division standings with two points, seven games played, zero wins, five losses and two ties.